Outsourcing services company MITIE has grown its catering business by 45% over the past year, the company has announced, making it one of the fastest growing customers of catering equipment in the UK.
The FTSE 250 company offers catering services from within its facilities management business. In the past 12 months, it has secured new business worth over £14, consisting of both stand-alone catering contracts and business won as part of integrated FM deals.
New contracts include Diageo, WorldPay, the Office of Fair Trading, and the Cumbrian Collaboration which incorporates Sellafield and the NDA. The team has also expanded its longstanding relationship with Osborne Clark as well as retaining and extending existing contracts with Hallmark Cards, The Brewery and DAC Beachcroft LLP.
“We are delighted with the significant progress the business has made over the financial year and the rest of 2012 looks extremely promising,” said Allister Richards, catering managing director for MITIE.
“We believe the marketplace is ready for something new, hence our approach that combines the agility and flexibility of the smaller niche contractor with the resource and stability of a FTSE 250 company.”
MITIE’s catering business now has a well-established, successful and experienced operational team creating a structure that is focused on driving new and better ways of delivering food services.
Allister added: “We have a really interesting team here, and feedback from our new clients has been resoundingly positive so far. Combining the hospitality credentials and talent of this team with the wider strength and broad self-delivery capabilities of MITIE offers a really compelling model for the market to consider.”